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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2020

Logan Leeds: Stu News salutes Laguna Beach High School 2020 Graduating Senior

Although Logan Leeds was accepted to Chico State, Humboldt State, Sonoma State, University of California, Merced, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Fullerton, and University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), he just made the big decision to attend Irvine Valley College (IVC) next year with hopes of being accepted into their Honors Program. 

Kimberly, Logan’s mother, says, “Logan’s original thought was to get two years of junior college completed since he wasn’t initially accepted to his top choice UC Santa Cruz and save money by staying home. His dream school, UCSC, had waitlisted him. Then last Thursday, they informed him he was accepted for the upcoming year, but he had to respond by Monday.

“This meant Logan spent the weekend deciding his life’s biggest decision, in turmoil trying to figure out what to do. Considering most likely the UC’s would be online in the fall semester, and he would be spending a lot of money to be only partially connected to his university, he finally made the decision to keep with his original plan of attending IVC.”

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Even though he was accepted at several colleges, including his dream college, Logan will be attending Irvine Valley College in the fall

Logan has many interests. He is a writer and wants to become a great storyteller. For seven years, he has been working on many, many revisions to the book he is writing. Logan has always loved the outdoors and feels most at peace when he is in nature. As a result, it’s not a surprise that he is also interested in the natural sciences and plans to take courses in evolutionary biology and adaptation.

During the quarantine, Logan managed to keep in touch with his friends on Discord playing Dungeons & Dragons and just chatting. He continues learning by teaching himself the piano, accordion, and violin – and also enjoys drawing. And, of course, he writes his book! To stay fit, he has been streaming classes from the Laguna Beach Dojo with Sensei Jeff Kash.

Congratulations, Logan!

In order to celebrate our graduating seniors’ achievements together as a community, we would like to extend an invitation to graduating seniors and their parents to submit announcements about college acceptances and plans for next year. Please submit your information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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